Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Photo of the Day

A week or so ago I decided to give something new a shot on Facebook and created a "Fan Page" for my photography. A lot of people have them and I thought it would be a good idea to market myself and show some of my work to an audience that I normally wouldn't get to. Some of my facebook friends and contacts don't even know I'm a photographer so it will be interesting to see what they think. This will also help me reach out to others that I don't know through Facebook's suggestions and I have already noticed some people who are "fans" of mine that I've never met - that's pretty cool! Hopefully this will be a fun way to meet new people and show my work.

After I started the page I wanted to do something to keep the page active as well as show some of my work so I got the idea to start a "Photo of the Day" posting. I have been uploading the shot to my webpage and then giving a little background about the shot and what was going on in my head and around me when I took it. I think this will also help me be more active in posting photos and blogs (which I need to be much better about). The POTD will not replace the blog so keep up with it and I will try to make blog posts as often as possible.

Here's my first photo of the day:

Jax cityscape with Modis

Photo of the Day - 10/7/2009 - Jacksonville Skyline is the title of this photo as well as the title of an amazing song by Whiskeytown (so check it out). As some may know I recently moved from Jacksonville where I spent a little over three years while in law school. The city really grew on me while I was there and I definitely miss it. I took this photo while covering a welcome back to school party for the law school's newspaper. I was hating life. It was a partially outdoor party and it rained most of the night. I didn't want to have my camera on me and would have much rather been partying. The rain slowed long enough for me to get to a great vantage point and take this shot with the aid of my amazing photo assistant holding an umbrella while I took these long exposures. I didn't know what I had until I made it home that night but it made everything worthwhile!

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